Ditto most teachers.
Didn’t listen to my teachers: they couldn’t believe I didn’t want to get a university degree.
Didn’t listen to my parents: if they knew so much about money, why didn’t they have any?
Getting paid to be a writer is many people’s dream job. I did it by not listening to anybody except other (real) writers and my gut.
No degree, no student debt.
Don’t live in my parent’s basement (they never had one anyway.)
So who’s the “smart” one again?
This story is simply more proof that kids these days — Left and Right — are just a bunch of conformist morons and careerist hacks.